Day of the Fight have been about since circa October 2002, which was
when they finally decided on their name. This was after realising that there
were too many other bands in the world by the name of Milhouse. With the
name change they knew that a complete change of attitude towards their music and
a slight change of direction was required. Their first outing under the new name
was at the Joiners Arms in Southampton supporting Mclusky and Reuben,
not bad considering their set consisted of only 5 finished songs at the time.
Only two months later after much blood, sweat and broken guitars, Day of the
Fight were playing to almost sold out crowds on their home soil (the Isle of
Wight, that is).
Since then the band have toured extensively throughout the UK, and are continuing to work hard on future releases as well as playing countless live shows. At a Day of the Fight show, expect an explosive set with musical emphasis on powerful melodies and an artillery of hard hitting riffery (on a good day). Through this the band have earned comparisons to Hot Water Music, Idlewild, Get Up Kids, Status Quo....
Having already played several high profile gigs on the south-coast and further afield with the likes of Sparta, Biffy Clyro, Midtown and Recover to name but a few, Day of the Fight still like to stick to their roots by promoting shows on the Isle of Wight and by encouraging island bands to play further afield than their home shores. With their home-grown blend of emotionally charged rock the band are currently stationed on the island writing, rehearsing and recording new material in preparation for world domination....or so they hope.